Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya

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Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya is a Buddhist mixed school in Sri Lanka, located in the North Western Province, Sri Lanka. The school currently has a student population of over 4,200 and a staff of nearly 200 teachers. The classes are held from grade 1 to grade 13.


On 27 February 1978, school, then known as "Maliyadewa Adarsha Prathamika Vidyalaya“, opened with 123 pupils. In 1982 the school renamed “Maliyadewa Adarsha Kanishta Vidyalaya”. In 1987 the first batch of students sat for the O/L exams, with more than 91% passing. Then in 1988 A/L classes were started in all streams at once, and the school was renamed “Maha Vidyalaya”.

Education and Classes

The school conducts 95 classes which are divided into three types

Primary Section

Primary Section currently have about 25 Classes. Grade 1 To 5 is Primary section.

Special education unit

This unit consist about 4 classes, which provide education to student with special needs.

Grade 6 to Grade 11 Section

This section currently has about 42 classes. And this section Consist Some Computer Lab and Science Lab too

A/L Section

Science Section Commerce Section Arts Section


The students are divided into four houses according to their admission numbers. House names are derived from the past kings in Sri Lanka. Thissa - Green colour Mahasen- Red colour Gemunu - Yellow colour Parakum- Blue Colour In the inter house sport meet the houses compete to win inter house games.

Past principals

D. C. Ranasinghe R. M. Jayawardana T. B. Siriwardana H. M. K. Banda K. A. D. T. Wijerathna H. M. Chandrasekara R. M. Gunasekara D. M. Thilakaratahna Somarathna Dasanayaka S. S. A. Amarasena W. M. Wasala Karunarathna

Battle of the Tuskers

The Battle of the Tuskers is an annual one day cricket encounter played between Maliyadeva Adarsha Maha Vidyalaya and Ibbagamuawa Central College at the Welagedara Stadium, Kurunegala. The big match was not played in certain years for various reasons and was restarted in 2018.
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